Event Alert: Celebrate the Launch of Illamasqua at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street

WHAT: Illamasqua invites you to join Creative Director Alex Box in celebrating the launch of the cult British makeup brand at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, hosted by Brand Founder Julian Kynaston. Guests will have the rare opportunity to watch Alex Box live at work, recreating some of the most definitive looks from the brand’s history. WHO: Alex Box, Creative Director for Illamasqua, is instrumental in shaping the brand’s captivating imagery … Continue reading Event Alert: Celebrate the Launch of Illamasqua at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street

Handmade Luxury: Interview with Designer Barbara Campbell

Designer Barbara Campbell

I first introduced you all to designer Barbara Campbell in October 2011, when I attended one of her trunk shows at Bloomingdales in SoHo, where she was showcasing her Black and Gold jewelry collection. This week I had the opportunity to catch up with the busy designer to learn more about her company, where she gets her inspiration from, and how her business continues to thrive in the fashion industry.

Where are you from?

I am a first generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Washington Heights in Manhattan. Both my mother and father were born in Cuba

When did your company launch?

The inspiration for my company began in Vermont in 2006, overlooking a lake in the green mountains. The natural beauty of the environment started merging with my design instincts. The company actually launched while I was on the beach in Montauk. Once again the natural beauty of the beaches and the ocean convinced me that designing accessories that were inspired by nature’s wonders was something I wanted to do. The company officially launched in the fall of 2007. Continue reading “Handmade Luxury: Interview with Designer Barbara Campbell”

Designer Spotlight: Barbara Campbell

This weekend I had the opportunity to stop by Bloomingdales in SoHo to check out the Black and Gold Jewelry Collection of Brooklyn-based designer Barbara Campbell. Whether your style is edgy, chic, or sophisticated, there is something in this collection for you, which consists of handmade jewelry of vintage buttons, mixed-metal, leather, gold-filled and semi-precious stone. Launched in fall 2007, each piece is carefully hand-crafted … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Barbara Campbell